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Our tax stories are frequently in the press and we’re often invited to comment on topical tax issues. We generate news coverage both in Ireland and
overseas. This year our coverage has spanned a wide range of stories including: Australian Income Tax and Superannuation Refunds, the Local Property Tax in Ireland, CSR activity we carried out and our Irish tax return service.

Below you can see the taxback.com stories that generated headlines over the last couple of months.

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Majority of Cork workers favour remote working hubs

...All C103 News & Sport Workers in Cork have access to more than 35 remote hubs across the region. A survey shows that more than 6 in 10 workers voice strong support for remote working hubs. 5 in 10 say that working in the office is more costly for employees. The Taxback.com sentiment survey shows 55% of those surveyed consider working in the...
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04 July 2022 - c103.ie

A big gender balance issue is that many men don’t even see it

...FLEXIBLE work practices and boardroom gender quotas have only gone a small way to redressing workplace inequality for women, says one leading financial advisor. Joanna Murphy, CEO of Taxback.com, a tax refund, and tax return filing specialist said that Taxback.com's 'All-Ireland Employee Wellbeing Survey' shows significant disparity...% of men." The Taxback.com survey looked at attitudes of workers towards new EU-led gender targets for company boards and non-executive positions, to which Ireland has recently given its backing. Joanna said: "The balance in board rooms is improving, but the stats show that while we are making an impact, things are changing very...
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04 July 2022 - echolive.ie

50pc of workers in Ireland feel pressure to work outside set working hours

...struggling to separate "work-time" with "life-time", a quarter said they either go to work early and/or stay late to accommodate the demands of their job. The findings are part of Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey, which surveyed the attitudes of 1,200 employees throughout the country towards their... work/life balance. The survey found that employer flexibility around hours and location is the number one consideration for 57pc of female workers. The director of the employee wellbeing service at Taxback.com said the results are similar to the survey conducted before the pandemic in 2020. Barry Cahill said: "The survey shows a 50:50 split in how...
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03 July 2022 - independent.ie

Your personal finance questions

...to be made, according to director at Taxback.com Barry Cahill. Under joint assessment, a couple is entitled to an increased standard tax rate band (meaning you can earn more money before reaching the higher rate of income tax than a single person can) and you are entitled to the personal tax credits for married persons. Where only one spouse is...
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25 June 2022 - independent.ie

Half of workers in Ireland feel pressure to work outside hours, study finds

...and/or stay late to accommodate the demands of their job. These are som of the primary findings of Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey, which surveyed the attitudes of 1,200 employees in SMEs throughout the country towards their work/life balance. Employer flexibility Employer flexibility around hours and pace of work was... their employers have of them when it comes to work hours. Barry Cahill, director of the employee wellbeing service at Taxback.com, said: "The survey shows a 50:50 split in how workers feel toward their professional responsibilities, with one half feeling an expectation to work overtime or perform work duties outside of normal office hours, and the...
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23 June 2022 - echolive.ie

Half of workers in Ireland feel pressure to work outside hours, study finds

...stay late to accommodate the demands of their job. These of some of the primary findings of Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey, which surveyed the attitudes of 1,200 employees in SMEs throughout the country towards their work/life balance. Employer flexibility Employer flexibility around hours and pace of work was found to be... employers have of them when it comes to work hours. Advertisement Barry Cahill, director of the employee wellbeing service at Taxback.com, said: "The survey shows a 50:50 split in how workers feel toward their professional responsibilities, with one half feeling an expectation to work overtime or perform work duties outside of normal office hours, and...
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22 June 2022 - breakingnews.ie

With talk of a looming recession, should I opt for a four-year or seven-year fixed rate when I switch mortgage providers?

...single most important step you can take in this regard, and your solicitor will be well versed in the intricacies of your family situation, which is increasingly common these days. Barry Cahill, director of Taxback.com, reassures on the tax point: "The legislation only taxes benefits as they fall into possession of the beneficiary and does not tax...
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17 June 2022 - independent.ie

CluneTech hosts Irish Ambassador to Bulgaria

...companies such as Immedis and Taxback.com are also recruiting in the country. ‍ Following her visit to the Veliko Tarnovo office, Mrs. Martina Feeney said: "I'm really delighted to meet such an incredible team in Veliko Tarnovo and I`m looking forward to my next visit to the company's offices in Varna." ‍ Tsvetanka Ivanova, CluneTech HR &...
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14 June 2022 - clunetech.com

Women in Tech: Elena Koeva, .NET Developer at Sprintax

...needed a programming language to automate. Since then my life has changed, and programming has become my new passion. In Taxback.com , of which Sprintax is part, I was given the opportunity to develop and progress my career and from a QA Specialist I became a .NET Developer. I started training so I could become a programmer, but in the meantime, I...
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13 June 2022 - clunetech.com

Eir to increase phone, TV and broadband prices from August

...a €200 credit applied to electricity accounts and reductions in the cost of public transport. Barry Cahill, Director at Taxback.com, told RSVP Live that the rising cost of living is going to have a knock-on effect on the wider economy. "Spending less is by far the most popular measure people plan to take to curb the impact of rising prices...
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09 June 2022 - rsvplive.ie

Workers back ‘stay interviews’ as employers bid to retain staff

...organisations carry out 'stay interviews'. In the US, the 'stay interview' has been described as the next big trend after the so-called 'Great Resignation' - when employees are believed to have left their jobs in droves. According to Taxback.com, which carried out the survey, exit interviews when someone is leaving an organisation... opportunity, which many employers will be trying to avoid due to the tight labour market. Taxback.com's All-Ireland Employee Survey of 1,200 employees in SMEs reveals that 44pc of workers would relish the opportunity to speak to a manager about their experiences, successes, failures, and challenges within the organisation. When it comes to the perks...
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08 June 2022 - independent.ie

Almost 5 in 10 Irish taxpayers are unaware of existing commuter cost saving schemes General, news for Ireland, Ireland,

...A new report from Taxback.com finds that 9 in 10 people think that the Government should introduce more tax relief and/or financial assistance to help those who incur costs commuting to and from work. However, almost half of these taxpayers are unaware of two key government schemes to help with the cost of commuting – the Taxsaver... Commuter Ticket and the Cycle to Work Scheme. According to the survey of over 1,200 taxpayers from Taxback.com's customer database, only 5% of those surveyed used both schemes. The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced as far back as 2009 and is a great tax incentive scheme to encourage employees to bike to work. Under the scheme an employer can pay...
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08 June 2022 - businessworld.ie

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